Sotheby’s have announced that they are to offer a flawless 59.6-carat pink diamond for sale in Geneva on November 13 with a record asking price of $60m.
The "Pink Star", as it is known, is over
twice the size of the 24.78 carat "Graff Pink" diamond that set the
world auction record for $46.2m in 2010.
Mined by De Beers in Africa in 1999, it has
the highest possible colour and clarity rating from the Gemological
Institute of America (GIA).
Meanwhile, the author Barbara Taylor Bradford has announced that
she will sell a collection of 40 items of jewellery through Bonhams
in December. The 14 items are expected to make around £1.5m.